Reid (1601) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Ventis Taphouse..billed as Phat Matt’s English IPA. $4.75 per imperial pint.
Nice golden ,deep and clear good sized white had.
Quite a deep hoppy aroma forman "English" IPA..grassy,herbal.
Again the taste is very agressivly hopped for the purported style but a pleasing Oregon IPA deep resiny,herbal hoppiness plus a good caramel malt back.
I found this less "dank" then the regular PNW so maybe this should have been billed as a NEW England IPA.
If you ignore the billing the mouth-feel was excellent
Overall a good IPA but please this is not English style
BK7 (549) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Malty caramel and grapefruit. A bit thin in places. Bitterness that stays on the back of your tongue.
raphael (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a different, kind of like cherry aroma over the citrus hop sting & caramel malt. light on the tongue but aromatic in the mouth. very little head on clear orange-yellow. hops tasting more resiny with some lemon, dry caramel, something more oblique than rounded about it.
sph (1) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Sellwood Public House; Nice head more of an amber pour. Well balanced for and IPA had the hop and the piney flavor but finished without the traditional IPA bitter bite. It’s a different IPA but good.